Summers are magical at the Claire School of Dance!

dsc_0210Summer Programs in a time of COVID

In order to observe COIVD precautions, the summer program of CSD and Samson Academy will operate in limited fashion this year. Among the precautions:

  • There will be a STRICT limit of 4-8 students per class/camp, depending on the size of the assigned studio/room.
  • Due to state guidelines, parents are not allowed in the building.
  • We regret that the inability of parents to be present in the building means we must continue to leave our creative movement classes for 18 months to 3 year olds on hiatus until state guidelines allow the presence of parents. We WILL hold classes for 4 year olds.
  • Drop off and pick up is done at the main entrance.
  • Campers will wash hands immediately upon entering the building and throughout the day.
  • Masks MUST be worn by students and staff at all times.
  • Students in full-day programs will eat in a separate dining hall.
  • Social distancing will be maintained at all times.

In order to maintain social distancing, our daily schedule of activities will change this year. There will be more art projects and no communal play with dress-up clothes, puppets, or other shared toys.

The smaller camps will mean the number of places will be EXTREMELY LIMITED and the price per class/camp will be increased. We regret these temporary inconveniences.

In addition to our regular schedule of Summer Dance Classes and Summer Camps, we are also offering a full-day academic program, Samson Academy Summer Program. This program is designed to put students “back on track,” give them a “jump start,” or provide them with a memorable, fun summer. For more information, go to the Samson Academy website.

Claire School of Dance Summer Program: General Info

Now in our 23rd year, our summer programs are child-centered, developmentally appropriate, creative, and fun! It is our philosophy to provide not only structured instruction but ample time in a prepared environment for creative free play.

  • Our teachers are experienced professional artists and instructors.
  • Camps and Samson Academy Summer Program take place at our Grace United location, 1245 Heights Blvd.
  • Fees include snack and all supplies.
  • We offer a $25 sibling discount for camps; 15% discount for sibling classes. 
  • Students in  Up Up &  Away Camp or Samson Academy Summer Program should bring a sack lunch.

Questions? Call us at 713-880-5565.

Classes

CLAIREDANCE JANFEB 2014 160The Claire School of Dance offers several programs during the summer. This page is for our 6 week summer session of dance classes. We also have several 1-week summer camp programs.

The 2021 summer classes program runs from June 19th through July 31st.  There are NO CLASSES Saturday, July 3rd. 

There is no registration fee for summer classes.

Attire for Tiny Toes and CM is a leotard. No tights! No shoes! Dance skirts and tutus are allowed.

Attire for Pre-Ballet and Primary is dress code leotards and skirts, or student’s choice of leotard, and pink ballet slippers. No tights.

Attire for Level I & II is dress code leotards and skirts, or student’s choice of leotard, and pink ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back.

Placement

  • Tiny Toes (Parent and Me) is for children 18 months to 2 1/2 years.
  • Creative Movement 1 is for children 2½ and 3.
  • Creative Movement 2 classes are for children aged 3½;
  • Creative Movement 3 is for children aged 4.
  • Preballet classes are for children entering kindergarten and
  • Primary is for children entering first or second grade.
  • Level 1 & 2 is for children ages 8 – 12.
  • Our June Summer Intensive is for dance students ages 7 to 12.

Enrollment in our Tiny Toes and CM1 and CM2 classes will be opened as soon as state guidelines permit the presence of parents in the building. For your general information, children must be a minimum of 18 months to enroll in our classes. Parents with questions regarding placement are invited to contact the School office. Final determination of placement is at the teacher’s discretion.

All summer classes meet once a week. Summer Intensives offer a week-long program filled with daily classes.

 Enrollment

Due to the corona virus enrollment is now limited to 5-8 students per class. Classes fill quickly! Early registration is strongly encouraged.

To register, call the Dance School office at 713-880-5565, or register online.

Summer Intensive

Our July 2021 Summer Intensive  is a week-long half-day program of daily dance classes and dance-related activities aimed at students ages 8-12.  The schedule includes daily jazz, modern,  hip hop, and art classes.

Camps

CM2-dsc_6605All seasons are magical at the Claire School of Dance! In addition to our regular schedule of Summer Dance Classes, we also have a Summer calendar of themed summer camps for children ages 4 to 11. We also offer winter break and spring break camps.

Since 1998, Summer Magic, the camp arm of the Claire School of Dance, has provided programs which are child-centered, developmentally appropriate, creative, educational, and fun! It is our philosophy to provide not only structured instruction but ample time in a prepared environment for creative free play.

  • Our teachers are experienced professional artists and instructors.
  • All camps are at our Grace United location, 1245 Heights Blvd.
  • Fees include snack and all supplies.
  • We offer a $25 sibling discount for camps.
  • Students in  Up Up & Away Camp or Samson Academy Summer Program should bring a sack lunch.

View descriptions and the schedule of Summer Camps by Age Group.

View the schedule of Summer Camps by Date.

Questions? Call us at 713-880-5565.  Want to register? Click here.